My prodigy is blowing my mind on a near daily basis. She’s been having fun testing my memory. I suspect she’ll grow bored of this soon. I’m humoring her because I used to do similar experiments. The human brain is so fascinating. I used to “test” the foster babies as a kid. My parents would inform me of their condition, and I’d design an experiment to determine its accuracy. I remember when Angelique came to live with us. She was taken from her family on the reservation due to abuse.
She had a traumatic brain injury as an infant and had a few surgeries. She turned out to be far brighter than reported. She had the most contagious laugh, too. Full belly laughs, followed by post-laughter chuckles. I loved hearing her laugh so much I became her personal slapstick comedian. I feigned tripping and falling over invisible objects in front of her playpen while she watched and laughed her ass off. Then I’d laugh at her laughing. It’s an awesome auditory memory, and sometimes I dream about it and wake myself up from laughing.
I’m getting excited as the date approaches when Stevie Nicks performs in St. Paul. Yesterday, one of the officers in my Resistance group flew over me, and I estimated the time and mentally sent a hug into the sky to embrace her. (I know, I’m a doof.) I believe we’re all connected and can send love and comfort through our spirits (?) to one another at will. I remember doing this as a child, but I had an elaborate ritual. We had a hill in our back yard, and I’d lay on top on a blanket and look up at the stars while sending love and comfort to heavy hearts. It’s also how I cope with knowing there are people suffering on this planet at all times.
J.K. Rowling is demonstrating why she’s the Queen of the internet, and I love her for it. Welp, I already did, but more if possible. I’m reading another Thomas Hardy novel titled, Far From the Madding Crowd. So far it’s hilarious. I think I like old school smart asses the best. They don’t just write the funny part, they build up to it with ambiguous words, so you’re not sure if it’s intentional. That makes it funnier to me. Probably because the few times I’m funny it’s usually an accident. I’ve been acquiring more hilarious people to follow on Twitter recently. They’re like an investment in my future moods. I just cracked myself up.
I’m getting ready to go entertain some cows with my violin. I’m going to the same spot I did last time because the land owner invited me back. He came up while I was playing, (startled the shit out of me) and complimented my playing. He has some bison on another field, and I’d love to see how they respond to my music, (but they scare me.) I do like to stare at them from the other side of the fence, though. They stare back and usually win the stare down. In person, they’re powerful and intimidating. I bet one of them could help me break my high school track record in the 400 meter. Heh. I run faster when I’m terrified. A Drill Sgt. discovered this when I was in basic training. (He didn’t know I was unaware of the existence of blank M-16 ammunition and decided to motivate us by firing it behind us.)
Unfortunately, I kept running all the way back to the barracks and refused to come out of the latrine until my buddy caught up. It’s funny to me now, but at the time I totally thought he lost his shit and was trying to kill us all. (There are some movies I regret viewing prior to serving.) I’m off to test my ability to play while afraid.